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Young Entrepreneurs Awards Contest
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Start Date: October 19, 2010, 08:00
End Date: December 7, 2010, 18:00
Event Contact: E-mail
For More Information: http://www.bdc.ca/en/yea2010/pages/about.html


Description

Created by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) in 1988, the YEA pay tribute to remarkable young Canadian entrepreneurs who are outstanding not only because of their success in business, but also because of their creativity, innovative spirit and community involvement.

In 2011, ten YEA will be given according to the following geographical distribution: Newfoundland & Labrador; Prince Edward Island; Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Quebec; Ontario; Manitoba; Saskatchewan; Alberta & Northwest Territories; British Columbia & Yukon.

The YEA gala
The YEA winners will be invited to receive their awards at a gala which will take place on May 3, 2011 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

During an inspiring and colourful ceremony, the winners’ accomplishments will be publicly acknowledged and celebrated by over 350 business people, representatives of BDC and its partners, as well as representatives of various levels of government.

The YEA winners will also be eligible for two special awards to be given during the gala:

The Deloitte Corporate Social Responsibility Award, presented to the winner whose company stands out in terms of practices and policies promoting environmental protection, sound human resources management or community well-being. This award comes with general consulting advice worth $10,000.

The Cisco Innovation Excellence Award, presented to the winner who has demonstrated innovative spirit, creativity or originality in creating, marketing and promoting his product and service and in growing his business. This award comes with product/services worth $10,000 to support the winner’s technology growth.

BDC will reimburse travel expenses (round-trip, economy class only) from the award winners’ city of residence to Saskatoon. Guests of the winners will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses.

TYhe YEA gala will be a carbon-neutral event.

Important dates
October 19, 2010 – nomination period begins
December 07, 2010– deadline to apply
January, 2011 – notification to non-winners
January – May, 2011 – regular communications with individual winners (interviews, profiles, photos, collection of video segments, etc.) and preparations for the YEA gala
May 3, 2011 – YEA gala in Saskatoon

 

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